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Lights-Out Manufacturing

Lights-out manufacturing is receiving a fair amount of press due to its promise of complete automation. The thinking is that if some automation is good, complete automation is even better!

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By Patrick McGibbonMay 18, 2021

March 2021 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $177.6 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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By Mario WintersteinMay 17, 2021

COVID-19’s spread rapidly accelerated trends in robotics and electric vehicles that will greatly change the Chinese automotive scheme. Even before the pandemic, by 2018, China had increased its purchase of robots by 15%-20%...

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By Hubert SawickiMay 17, 2021

With one of the industry’s major manufacturing technology shows, EMO Milano, coming up in October, we thought we would focus this week’s European news on Italy. With an April record-breaking PMI above 60, substantial government investment incentives...

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By Stephen LaMarcaMay 14, 2021

Since the dawn of humanity, people have dreamed of reaching to the skies. Whether it be manned flight, conquering mountaintops, and building ever-taller skyscrapers, humankind has always worked to find ways to to overcome the omnipresent force of...

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By Gail McGrewMay 13, 2021

Until recently, in order to deploy robots in your plant, your business would need to hire a systems integrator who procured the hardware, designed the process, and programmed the robots. Experienced systems integrators play an invaluable role...

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By Fred QianMay 10, 2021

With a forecasted 8.1% GDP growth for 2021, China saw the first quarter GDP jump 18% YOY due to the low base of 2020. The manufacturing PMI has remained above 50 for more than a year and is expected to stay that way....

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By Kristin BartschiMay 10, 2021

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders totaled $437.9 million, an increase of 16.1% over February 2021 and an increase of 41.6% over March 2020, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT... 

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By Mario WintersteinMay 10, 2021

The future of Canada's economic stability lies in the auto parts and automotive industry; it is defining Canada's role in developing and manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) and related technology.

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By Stephen LaMarcaMay 07, 2021

A new generation of startups wants to disrupt the way houses are built by automating production with industrial 3D printers. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, uses machines to deposit thin layers of plastic, metal, concrete and...

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By Gail McGrewMay 06, 2021

Lights-out manufacturing is receiving a fair amount of press due to its promise of complete automation. The thinking is that if some automation is good, complete automation is even better!

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